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  • Ages 18–42
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Relationship Type
Mostly non-monogamous
5' 11" (1.80m)
Body Type
Working on University
Has cats
English (Fluently), Ancient Greek, Latin, Japanese (Somewhat)
My self-summary
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Misanthropes unite!

I'm a recovering classicist. On a long hiatus from undergrad. I’m looking forward to finally getting that coveted slip of paper, the license to call myself ‘A.B.’, and being done with the whole sordid affair. Till then, I’ve left myself to my own devices, and am enjoying a life of hedonism and sloth.

Crossfit: totally addicted. Now that I'm no longer in school, it's the single thing that takes up the biggest chunk of my time.

Cuddling is the best. I hope you agree. Why is our culture so afraid of body contact?

When I'm with someone, I'm perfectly content to just let time pass for a while without words. This makes some people uncomfortable, for some reason.

I'm from Oakland originally, and sometimes I do feel culturally Californian more than East-Coaster. I usually spend a couple months out of the year visiting the Bay Area.


Once I walked 12 miles through Wisconsin farmland for a day-trip and got bitten by a farmdog.

Polyamory is my default mode. I sense, though, that might be willing to try monogamy if I was really head-over-heels smitten. But that hasn't happened in a long time.
What I’m doing with my life
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Classics, belles-lettres, mind. Secularism. I want to teach and that's going to be my profession, probably. Academia is all well and good, but I have notsomuch interest in abstruse scholarship divorced from teaching.

I sing! Choral music makes the world go round, but a cappella is doopsie.

Crossfit. Always working on growing stronger, healthier, happier, bigger, and more beautiful. Right now I'd describe myself as "burly", or just on the hither side of "beefy"; lifetime goal (fantasy?) is "mountain".
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Dead languages. I also have a pretty good falsetto.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Beard. Beard beard beard. Bread. Berad. Brade. Bræd. Brdea rebad drabe abedr

UPDATE August 2014: The beard is gone :(

UPDATE UPDATE early 2015: The beard is back :)}

UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE mid-2015: The beard is gone again :|

Also, I talk too fast. On the rare occasions when I do talk.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Now reading: Ann Leckie's ‘Ancillary Justice’ and ‘Ancillary Sword’ were incredible. Now re-reading ‘Middlemarch’ (probably the best novel ever written 😻).

Forever slowly working my way through Shakespeare's œuvre (Henry V is delicious!). Neal Stephenson kicks ass, though ‘Reamde’ was a slight disappointment. ‘Seveneves’ was better, but his high point is still the ‘Baroque Cycle’/‘Cryptonomicon’ tetralogy.

‘Calvin and Hobbes’ shaped me in my tender formative years.

My favorite play, ever, may well be Love's Labour's Lost.

Middlemarch. Oh baby.

I’ve never read a book on anything but paper, and I probably never will.

Movies: black-and-white classics (Katharine Hepburn = goddess; ‘Witness for the Prosecution’, ‘Casablanca’, ‘Bringing Up Baby’, etc.); CLUE; science fiction. —Shows: 30 Rock, Battlestar Galactica. Doctor Who, Torchwood. Futurama. Archer, Bob’s Burgers. Orange Is the New Black, House of Cards, Parks and Rec. Twin Peaks, Fawlty Towers. Not an anime person in general, but Attack on Titan is amazing.

Oh yeah, and Daria! Daria is definitely my rôle model.

When it comes to popular music of the past 50 years, I have a startling cultural illiteracy. Probe me about it sometime, you'll be impressed by how little I know. On the other hand, super-old music can capture me. Renaissance polyphony, Mozart’s symphonies, Beethoven’s late string quartets, and Bach’s organ works are among my casual obsessions. (I’m an enthusiast, but not really an aficionado.)

Food: Spicy is good. Meat is good. Food is good.

I play PC games too, sometimes. Games are the most exciting burgeoning new medium of creative expression to arise in our time. FTL and other cool indie stuff. Europa Universalis IV, Crusader Kings II. Infocom text adventures. Fallen London junkie (my two accounts are hwoosh and R Fellow Oswho; add me!).
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
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I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
the nature of the self. The viability of a nontheistic objective morality. Prosody of dead languages. Meat. Typography! I *always* use en and em dashes correctly. And it's not a useless skill either: you wouldn't believe the money to be had in proofreading.

How much muscle I need to put on before I qualify to list myself as "Jacked" on OKCupid. ;)
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
wallowing in my own filth
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Despite my interest in working out, I’m not sporty at all; I’m not exactly clumsy, but I have oddly poor body awareness, and I can't dance for shit.

I have congenital oligodontia. (And I like gratuitous fancy polysyllabic Graeco-Latinate words for things, too!)

Also, I have a cute little birthmark on my thigh. And a sacral dimple. (TMI?)

Sometimes when I look at a person's face I see their skull and get really weirded out.
You should message me if
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You think I seem like an oddball in an intriguing way rather than an off-putting way (there is clearly no middle option!). If you like to cuddle. If you're open-minded, open-hearted, and mellow.

The phrase "hopeless romantic" makes me grind my teeth. If you suffer from internalized homophobia, racism, transphobia, misogyny, machismo, smallmindedness, willful ignorance, narcissism, sanctimoniousness, an irrational fixation on monogamy, or a belief in astrology, then yes, I'm probably judging you. (But, if there's physical attraction, I'll probably still hook up with you. Such are the ways of the world.)